Syed Saddiq posts remainder of RM300,000 bail

KUALA LUMPUR: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has posted the remaining RM250,000 of his RM300,000 bail imposed on him for his corruption case.

His lawyer Haijan Omar told The Star that his client, the former youth and sports minister, had settled the remaining amount on Monday morning (July 26).

"The registrar confirmed that Syed Saddiq was not required to come (in person) to settle the balance," he said.

Syed Saddiq, who is the Muar MP, is attending the special Parliament sittings.

Last Thursday (July 22), the Sessions Court allowed Syed Saddiq to pay RM50,000 of the RM300,000 bail imposed on him for his criminal breach of trust charge and ordered him to settle the balance by Tuesday (July 27).

The RM30,000 bail imposed for the misappropriation of monies charge was also settled.

The 29-year-old had appealed to the public to help him raise funds for the remainder of the bail amount on Thursday.

In an Instagram post, Syed Saddiq said 9,836 individuals had contributed RM715,573.77 in 24 hours.

Syed Saddiq had claimed trial to two counts of graft involving RM1.12mil of funds belonging to his former political party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

He was accused of criminal breach of trust (CBT) where he was said to have made a withdrawal of RM1mil through a cheque, without the approval of Bersatu's top leadership, at CIMB Bank, Menara CIMB KL Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2 on March 6, 2020.

The charge under Section 405 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 406 of the same Code, where he faces up to 10 years' imprisonment and whipping and liable to a fine.

He was also accused of misappropriating RM120,000 of contribution funds belonging to Bersatu meant for the 14th General Election at Maybank in Taman Pandan Jaya, between April 8 and 21, 2018.

The charge under Section 403 of the Penal Code carries imprisonment of between six months and five years and whipping and can be liable for a fine, if convicted.

The case is fixed for mention on Sept 10.

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